Recent reports have suggested that Real Madrid could swoop for De Gea as United try and tie him down on a long term contract beyond his current one, which expires in 2016.
There’s every chance of that now officially happen with De Gea having reportedly told his colleagues that he will sign a new deal.
United are likely to have to make De Gea one of the best paid goalkeepers in the history of the game but his recent performances have saved the club from being on the wrong end of poor results as they look to continue their good form.
Former United defender Gary Neville was left purring over De Gea’s form earlier this week when he assessed how the Spaniard had changed from the player who first rocked up at Old Trafford and made several basic errors.
De Gea has been United’s most consistent player since Sir Alex Ferguson retired and it’s a no brainer for the club to keep him.